2019 | Maria Clara Bingemer, Ph.D.

2019 Mary Milligan, R.S.H.M. Lecture in Spirituality featuring Maria Clara Bingemer, Ph.D.

"Love of God, Love of Justice: The Cases of Dorothy Day and Simone Weil"

The 20th century, so called the century without God, saw the lives and testimonies of some splendid mystics. We highlight here two women: Dorothy Day and Simone Weil. Both had a deep and loving sensitivity for the poor. Both committed themselves with a lifelong struggle for justice. Both had a deep love for God and lived intense mystical experiences. We intend to approach those two figures and reflect on the affinities they had with Latin American Liberation Theology. On the 50th anniversary of the Conference of Medellin, it seems appropriate to reflect on the cross fertility of faith, justice and politics these two figures can inspire.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Loyola Marymount University
Roski Dining Room

Reception immediately following in the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and the Arts (UNH 3002)

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About Maria Clara Bingemer
Maria Clara Bingemer, Ph.D. (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome) is a noted Brazilian theologian. A full professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), she focuses her research on systematic theology; and in particular, on contemporary mysticism and Latin American and liberation theology. She is widely published in many languages.

Bingemer’s English works include A Face for God: Reflections on Trinitarian Theology for Our Times (Convivium, 2014), Witnessing: Prophecy, Politics and Wisdom (edited with Peter Casarella, Orbis, 2014), and Mary, Mother of God, Mother of the Poor (with Ivone Gebara, Wipf and Stock, 2004). More recently, she published Simone Weil: Mystic of Passion and Compassion (Wipf and Stock, 2015), The Mystery and the World: Passion for God in Times of Unbelief (Wipf and Stock, 2016), and Latin American Theology: Roots and Branches (Orbis, 2016).

The former dean of the Center of Theology and Human Sciences at PUC-Rio, Bingemer held the first Duffy Lectures Chair at Boston College in spring 2015. She currently serves on the editorial boards of many theological journals, including Concilium.